Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday January 10, 2015

US Weather Agency to Boost Supercomputers to 2.5 Petaflops Each

NOAA will be upgrading two of its supercomputers over this year and the result will be an increase of computing power times-ten, resulting in more accurate weather forecasts and warnings. The two computers will have a combined capacity of five petaflops.

With the bump in power, the National Weather Service will be able to run an upgraded version of its Global Forecast System with better resolution and longer weather forecasts.